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    December 31, 2012
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speak of. 5:58 let's head over back to the desk. >> thank you. the crash in a funeral home still under investigation this morning. what happened yesterday in concord and where the crash victims are this morning. also we have important news for east bay shoppers as we begin a new year. >> good morning. it's cold for many out there. but will it stay sunny or get more clouds? we'll have the forecast in two minutes. [ fingers tapping ] [ rain pattering ] [ heels clicking ] [ female announcer ] yoplait light tastes great now... ♪ ...and feels great later 20 delicious flavors of yoplait light, now at 90 calories each. yoplait, it is so good!
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a dangerous house fire breaks out in san francisco early this morning and sends flames shooting from a natural gas line. more than 70 people have been effected by a fatal fire that happened at an apartment complex in san jose. we'll tell you about the investigation and how people are coping. still significant distance between the two sides. negotiations continue. the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues.
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good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. here is tara. >> thanks steve. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza where you can see traffic moving nicely into san francisco. and this is a look at the san mateo bridge where you can see the same story. traffic on the right heading toward the foster city. opposite side toward hayward. let's head over to dave and tori. now we are hearing from neighbors in san francisco. those that were awakened by an early morning house fire and broken gas line. ktvu alex savidge is at the scene and i know you have video of flames shooting up from this
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broken pipe that you will only see right here on channel 2. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. this was a very tricky situation for san francisco firefighters. because not only did they have to contend with the fire that was burning inside this home, they also had to deal with a second fire coming from the curb side gas valve just outside the place. pg&e told me the fire from the home impacted the gas meter and this was not a faulty line. flames shot about 15 feel up in the air. crews had to focus on putting out the fire inside the home. eventually pg&e came in and shut off the gas line. the fire first started just before 1:00 this morning on the 100 block of athens street. four people were inside the home at the time. two people were sent to the hospital with possible smoke inhalation. the man that lives next door told me after the fire broke out someone came in telling him to get out. >> grateful. it was pretty smoky downstairs
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when they woke me up. luckily the neighbors right here came knocking really hard to get us up. because you know i was caught in a fire before and i almost didn't make it because of the smoke. so i am very grateful. >> reporter: the home that caught fire this morning was heavily damaged and the fire department says it's going to be a total loss. pg&e crews meantime are out here for much of the morning. they had to dig up the roads so they could access the main gas shut off. they are now just finishing up their repair work. they should be wrapped up here soon. battalion chief told me the cause of the fire does remain a little bit unclear but they have called in an arson investigator to try to pinpoint exactly how this large fire started. live in san francisco alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. 6:04. firefighters in san jose continue to look for answers in an apartment fire that killed a couple and their young granddaughter. janine de la vega is in san jose and tells us the red cross
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is helping others that were displaced by this fire. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'll get to those numbers in a minute. we did get an update. people who lived in this apartment complex are in mourning. the couple who lived here were long-time residents. you can see the apartment is destroyed and completely boarded up because of all the smoke damage. this fire broke out late saturday night in the second story apartment on bridge port court. the latest numbers we got from the red cross is that 73 people were effected by the fire because of the smoke and water damage and electricity is out in the entire building. 56-year-old man and his wife and granddaughter died in the apartment before firefighters could reach them. the red cross is assisting the residents that have been displaced. >> a lot of the people had relatives they could go with. en there are some that didn't know people in the immediate area. when the red cross comes in we
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shelter them and feed them. >> reporter: families came back to the apartments to gather what they could but not everyone could return. arson investigators have been interviewing witnesses and looking through the rubble to try to figure out how this fire started. but there is no word yet on a cause. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. a woman accused in a fatal hit and run crash in san francisco expected in court today to enter a plea. police say 23-year-old gina uness was drunk when she hit a group of people. a 56-year-old woman was knocked down a hillside and she was killed. she is being held on $2 million bail. her lawyer says she had been studying to become a police officer before that crash. it is 6:06. three people are recovering in the hospital after a car crashed into a concord funeral
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home. it happened yesterday afternoon at the concord funeral chapel on clayton road. it appears two teens were racing when they lost control and crashed their car into the building. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we heard what we thought was an earthquake and turned around and saw the car careen through the front of the building. >> the teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a 66-year-old man who was inside the building has a broken leg. police interviewed a second driver that may have been racing the teens but not made an arrest yet. now to continuing coverage of that looming fiscal cliff. 15 hours from right now the u.s. economy will go over that cliff unless congress and the white house can work out a last minute deal. if there is no new budget deal by midnight tonight, east coast time, income tax rates will go up for all americans. coming up at 6:15 the new
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numbers that are being thrown around this morning. it is 6:07. starting tomorrow alameda county grocery stores and most other stores that sell food or alcohol cannot distribute plastic bags to their customers. in place of the single use bags stores are allowed to use paper or reusable bags but they have to charge at least a dime for each bag. customers are being encouraged to bring their own bags when shopping. restaurants can still provide plastic bags to customers. >> i'm trying to remember. >> some of the places i go they give you a discount. they give you five cents if you bring your own bag. time now 6:08. tara is back to talk about your commute. you're also telling us about free rides for new years eve. >> that is right. muni is free from 8:00 tonight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. cal tran free after 11:00. bart also offering extended
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service until 3:00 in the morning. definitely don't drink and drive you have no excuse. let's take a look at highway 4. you can see the headlights are westbound traffic toward concord and up to 680. we have quite a bit more folks on the roadways. we don't have any delays to speak of and we don't expect the metering lights to go on. 680 near the sunol grade you can see traffic there looking good. 6:09. steve. tara. >> you have any words you want to band for 2013? >> no. but right now you're trending. >> i don't know what that means. >> you're popular. mostly fair. a cold morning. i think about the same tomorrow. the pattern is changing. after a very, very active november-december rain wise cold. it looks like we are going quiet for awhile. maybe the first couple weeks of january. there is really not much in the
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way of rain. part goes south. part goes north. although every system including last friday night and saturday morning did produce rain. 29 santa rosa. 49 oakland. 43 san francisco. 33 san jose. now i just looked about nine temperatures around liver moan. 32-39. 31 concord. 33 san rafael. five below tahoe. 28 ukiah. 13 up in reno. little south wind in advance of this might help a few near the coast. but i've seen temperatures between 37 and 47 in san francisco. so for some, it's cold. for others not too bad. this system is losing all its punch. cold lows. chilly afternoon highs. maybe some partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. our system right there in the cloud, rain, forecast. it clears out of here pretty
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fast. bundle up tonight. mostly sunny today. partly cloudy. maybe a cold morning. breezy little bit on the coast. some of the higher elevations are also out to the valley. upper 40s or very low 50s unless you are by the bay. tonight dry. that is the good news. partly cloudy and cold. temperatures inland will be dropping into the 30s pretty fast. along the coast they will stay in the 40s. partly cloudy mostly sunny tuesday. a quiet pattern first time in a long, long time. do not have rain in here. here's a little disagreement around the weekend. it is 6:11. another scathing report on the attacks of the u.s. consulate in libya. the policy changes recommended by the u.s. senate. a pickup truck hit a patrol car and san diego police officer was badly hurt. hillary clinton in the hospital for treatment.
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the secretary of -- the treatment secretary of state is receiving right now.
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new this hour it appears there is some movement on a deal to keep the u.s. from going over that fiscal cliff. ktvu kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom some new numbers are on the table in those closed door negotiations. >> reporter: they are offering to raise taxes on households
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making $450,000 or more a year. but republicans were still holing out at the $550,000 mark. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell started negotiating with vice president joe biden yesterday. the two worked together in in the senate for more than 20 years. if they can come up with terms that pass the senate house speaker john boehner says they will take up the bill and either pass it or amend it and send it back for approval. >> any time you are putting a deal together, it's always the details that will kill you. you have to get the details done. there is a lot of back room operation going on right now. making sure all the i's get dotted and t's get crossed. >> congress has less than 15 hours to come up with a compromise and sweet on it. live in washington kyla campbell. meantime with all the focus on that fiscal cliff there is a new bill to preconvenient the
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so-called dairy cliff on the back burner. leaders in the house and senate agricultural committees agreed to a one-year extension of the expiring u.s. farm bill. so far no house vote is scheduled. without matting that bill, the price of milk could double next month. estimates are ha gallon of milk could go up to $8 a gallon. it is 6:15. a new u.s. senate report on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi blames the state department for not having a plan to rescue americans. the report says the state department failed to respond to increasing security threats in benghazi in the months leading up to the attack opinion the senate report says in the future the state department needs to decide whether they can provide adequate security for diplomats and where tit can't american personnel need to be removed. 6:16. this morning secretary of state hillary clinton is still in a new york hospital. she's been treated for a blood clot. now spokesperson for the
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secretary says doctors found the clot during a follow up exam for that concussion she suffered about two weeks ago. she is 65 years old. she had a stomach virus when she fainted due to dehydration and hit her head. that caused a concussion. secretary clinton is being treated with blood thinners for that blood clot. it's 6:16. a san diego police officer is in serious condition after his patrol car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. the crash happened early sunday morning. sheriffs deputies say a suspected drunk driver was speeding reason a red light and hit the driver. it was trapped for nearly an hour before firefighters could get him out. the driver that crashed and the officer were not seriously hurt. and was arrested. that leads us right to tara moriarty. you're talking about advising people don't drink and drive on this new years eve. >> definitely. no reason to do that with mass transit offering so many free
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rides. muni offering free rides from 8:00 tonight until 6:00 tomorrow morning. cal train free after 11:00. vta free from 7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.. bart is offering also extended services. allie rasmus has been reporting all morning long. we'll take a live look at 237 milpitas. westbound traffic the taillights heading toward sunnyvale. 880 doing very well here in both directions. no delays to report. and highway 24 through lafayette those taillights there are westbound traffic toward the caldecott tunnel and on through orinda no delays to report. let's check if with steve. thank you, tara. we're cold for most. few locations in the mid 40s. a lot of upper 20s and 30s. few high clouds coming in. this system is really already showing signs of stretching apart. so mostly cold this morning and mostly clear. a fair this afternoon. maybe partly cloudy. we'll have very chilly temps.
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disregard the 50 at livermore. 28 at santa rosa. i did see 37 coal valley. if you're up in tahoe or truck key it's very cold. 28 ukiah. 32 sacramento. this system again losing a lot of its punch and head down toward southern california. another system doing that. if you notice they have been doing that lately. i think the pattern is changing. we're going into a quieter pattern here. first couple weeks in january. mostly sunny. partly cloudy. upper 40s low, low 50s. and then quiet not very warm but it looks quiet. there is no rain in the extended outlook. clouds come back by the weekend. >>it's 6:19. the ball and confetti have been tested for tonight's big new years eve celebration. robert is live in time square
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where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to pack the streets. are things getting ready for the big night tonight? >> reporter: they are. good morning, to you. and good morning, everyone. i guarantee you it are be warmer in san francisco than it will be here in new york tonight. last year it was about 46 degrees when the ball dropped. it will be nowhere near that this year. it will be 35 or so at midnight. the windchill will like in the upper 20s. lit be really cold here. you guys mentioned the fact there was dress rehearsals this past weekend. there will be about a million people here watching in person in time square. there will also be millions more watching all around the world on television. so organizers here want to make sure that everything goes just fine. yesterday workers here in time square tested the ball to make sure it works just fine and we're happy to report it does. that ball is covered with 2,688 crystal triangles. it's it will by 32,000 led
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lightbulbs in red and green and blue and white. that combination can create dazzling array of color which you will see here tonight in time square. as you can imagine security will be very tight. the roads are still open here in time square. they will close early this afternoon and people obviously will go through some pretty tight security procedures just to get here to watch the show. tori. >> who are some of the big names that will be performing tonight? >> reporter: we are expecting to hear from million dollar core debt tonight and also taylor swift will be here tonight. i was here last year in time square as i said. and there were plenty of big names then. lady gaga performed last year. this is a huge celebration here and as i said it's going to be a little colder this year. one of the other differences tori we should point out we
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will be remiss if we didn't point it out is the absence of dick clark. this will be the first time in four decades he's not here in time square. and there is a attribute to him actually his name is indescribed on one of the crystal triangles that make up the ball. and we spoke to his wife actually and she said that this will be very bittersweet night. she said you know i have to cope with it by saying that -- by looking at dick clark as the dick clark on television. if i do that it's a little easier. then i realize dick clark was my husband and then that gets a lot tougher. this will be a different celebration in time square. she has meant so much to this place. but the party will go on. i'm sure he would have it no other way. >> absolutely. all right. robert moses reporting live from chilly time square this morning. thank you. getting ready for new years eve there. time now 6:22. trying to keep the national hockey league season from going off a cliff.
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happening today to try to save what is left of the pro hockey season.
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it's 6:25. the national hockey league and nhl players union is back at work trying to save what is left of the hockey season. more than half the season has
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been lost but they are scheduled to meet in new york again today after a face to face session yesterday. those talks did not include owners or players. sources say the league is hoping for a settlement that would allow a 48 game season. starting in mid january. 6:25. some people say now is the time to buy. starting tomorrow, california sales tax go up one quarter percent all over the state. the new high comes from voter approved prop 30. the sales tax will go up to 7.5%. which translates to about an $86 difference on a big purchase like a honda accord. now that may be small in comparison, but some shoppers figure they will save a few extra dollars while they can. >> with the tax hike, it will be even more expensive. so why not save now. [ laughter ] >> now the increase will last for four years. now the good news for consumers is the sales increase does not
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apply to gas. 6:26. let's check in with tara. see what is happening on the roads. really no problems i would imagine on new years eve. i would have to say i was driving from southern california lots of police officers on the roads. >> yeah. especially going over the bay bridge they are hiding on the corner. right after the s curve. so definitely go the speed limit. it's only 40 miles an hour right there. it's easy to forget. here's 280 at the 880 split you can see there are quite a few folks there. this is not this is 237. traffic there westbound those taillights you can see as you make your way toward sunnyvale. up next we have a look at the sunol grade. this is not the sunol grade. this is 880. you can see traffic moving well. a result bit of wind out there. 6:27 here is steve. thank you very much. cold out there. lots of 20s and 30s. it will be a mostly clear morning and partly cloudy this
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afternoon. highs very, very cool. upper 40s. mainly low 50s. it's 6:27. overnight fire destroys a san francisco home. coming up what made this fire extremely difficult to fight and why two people had to go to the hospital. live in san francisco at the good will location where thousands of people are expected to donate some of their old clothes and belongings. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible.
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it is 6:30 and there is the opening bell on wall street. interesting class glasses -- interesting glasses there. stock futures are mixed on this final day of trading. lawmakers obviously trying to push through a last minute deal on the budget. stocks may actually go down once trading gets under way since there is no sign of a deal in progress.
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we'll smile and say good morning, to you. thank you for joining us here on ktvu channel 2 morning news. it is monday, december 31st i'm dave clark. >> and i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. it's 6:30. pg&e crews are on the scene of a ruptured natural gasoline in san francisco. it caused big problems for firefighters earlier as they battled a house fire. alex savidge is in san francisco to let us know what is happening there now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, to you. this was certainly a dangerous situation for firefighters this morning. because while they were battling that huge house fire coming out of this home they were having to deal with a second fire that was coming from the curb side gas valve. flames from that gas line were shooting 15 feet up in the air. pg&e crews had to be called in and they finally came in and shut off the gas line a couple hours after the fact. pg&e representative told me the fire from the home impacted the gas meter and this was not related at all to a faulty line. the fire broke out just before 1:00 in the morning on the 100
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block of athens street. there were four people inside the home at the time 37 two of them had to be taken to the hospital. possibly with smoke inhalation. a neighbor told me he woke up and saw huge flames pouring from the house. >> they were coming out both windows and the fire department was already here but i guess they were hooking up all the stuff. i guess the neighbors that lived there were just standing outside just looking at it not contacting none of the neighbors. >> reporter: that fire was contained to just the one home. it was heavily damaged & the battalion chief told me it would if a total loss. pg&e crews spent the morning after the fire had been put out they had to dig up the road so they could shut off the main gas line. they are still working on some of that repair work. patching up the roadway and they expect to be leaving the scene here shortly is what i'm being told. the battalion chief tells me at this point the exact cause for this fire is unclear.
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but he also says an arson investigator has been called in here to try to pinpoint what started this fire and the gas line rupture that resulted from it. live in san francisco alex savidge ktvu channel 2 news. 6:32. religious and community leaders in oakland will gather at st. koa almost baa church to remember the city 131 homicide victims in 2012. the vigil will begin at 3:00. oakland police meanwhile are looking for the person who shot and killed a 15-year-old girl yesterday afternoon in broad daylight. they believe the suspect is also young 13-16 years old. it happened when the teen was walking with friends through the lion creek crossing housing project. a baby was with the group but was not hurt. and family cannot make sense of who would do this. >> they were just hanging out. went to the mall. picking up each others friends and go to the mall together.
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>> a second victim a 14-year- old boy is recovering with nonlife threatening injuries. authorities are reviewing surveillance video and talking to witnesses who witnessed the shooting. it will be four years since the shooting death of oscar grant. he was shot and killed by bart police officer johannes mehserle. that shooting was captured on cell phone video. a jury later convicted mehserle of involuntary manslaughter. oscar grant family and friends will be holding a vigil tomorrow afternoon at the fruitvale bart station. it's new years eve. police officers are everywhere watching for drivers who may be celebrating too much. the holiday enforcement started last friday and continues through tomorrow night. dui check points are in place to catch impaired drivers. the chp says it's a particularly dangerous time of the year for drives and if you
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plan to celebrate the new year by drinking, make sure you have a designated sober driver. the chp also released details of bay area dui related arrests over the past holiday weekend since friday the chp made 123 arrests around the bay area. that is down from 161 arrests during the same time period last year. aaa will also help keep drunk drivers off the road with its tipsy tow program. drivers can call aaa for a free ride and have your car towed home up to ten miles. the tipsy tows will be available from 6:00 p.m. tonight until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. you don't have to be a aaa member. bart and muni are adding extra service to help thousands of new years eve party goers get home safely. allie rasmus is live to explain what riders can expect with the extra service. >> reporter: they can expect
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extra service and in some cases free rides. we're in the embarcadero. behind us is market street. some of the buses there is one parked here on the right. we have seen some of the trains and muni trains and buses going up and down market street all morning. they are all empty right now. fast forward about 12 hours from now. the buss will be very busy. muni is one of the transit agencies offering extended service to accommodate all the new year eves if passengers. muni will run until 4:00 a.m.. ands at fourth and king muni will run until 215 this morning. muni will be free for all riders starting until 8:00 tonight. other truancy agencies will be offering free rides as well. after 11:00 caltrain will be free for all riders. last caltrain ride will leave at 2:00 a.m.. and in san jose vta riders will be free after 7:00 p.m.. on bart you will have to pay for your ticket.
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use a clipper card or buy your round trip ticket ahead of time. trains on bart will be running late tonight until 3:00 a.m. tuesday morning. in order to avoid congestion keep in mind trains will not be stopping at all the stations in san francisco. pitts burg trains will stop at the montgomery station. all daly city trains will stop at all the san francisco stations. if you are heading to and from the east bay, make sure you go to the right station to catch your ride home. a lot of options for people partying here in san francisco new years eve who want to leave their car at home which is always a good idea. then you don't have to worry about finding a designated driver. allie rasmus. 6:37. good will stores will have one of their busiest days today because of the annual donate-a- thon. ktvu brian flores joins us from the san francisco mission street location. doors will open up in a little
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less than an hour. >> reporter: yes. if you have old clothes old belongs why not get rid of them before the end of the year and donate them to good will. for a very good cause obviously. talk a little bit more of what is going on here today. let's bring in debra. she is with good will. good morning, to you. >> good morning. >> reporter: talk to us about what is going on today. this is the biggest donation day for good will. throughout the year? >> it is that is correct. this is our biggest day of the year. we get hundreds and hundreds of folks down here. and this year we decided to do something a little different. and called a celebration. and thank our donaries for -- donors for all they do here. >> reporter: the event is called a donate-a-thon. what can people bring? can they bring anything? >> yeah. we'll take furniture, toys, clothing. this is the time of year people really like to clean out their
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closets and start the new year fresh. >> reporter: and you know you're expecting hundreds and hundreds of people today. what is the motivation behind it today? why not december 30th? is it because of a certain reason or so? >> i think after the holidays everybody is ready to clean out and there is also a tax incentive for people who come down for the end of the year. you can come down and get your receipt here physically or get it online. >> reporter: i understand real quickly there is a local celebrity that has donated his belongs as well? >> that is right. willie brown has selected us for his charity of choice. he's given us a number of his suits which are online on auction right now. we are really thrilled and excited about that. >> reporter: deborah, thank you. this event here goes on from 7:00 to 5:00 p.m.. you can donate any time throughout the entire year. live here in san francisco brian flores. >> it's a great story. when yo you see my friend
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willie brown tell him i'm proud of him. we have traffic to tell you about. what happened in the east bay in >> we have an accident in orinda. it looks like an injury accident. it is cold out there today. and the roads very slick on san pablo dam road. this is an overturned car. so again drive slowly. up next san francisco 101 looking good in both directions. traffic on the right there southbound toward sfo no delays. let's take a look at another bay area bridge. no delays to report. traffic on the right hand side there westbound as you make the drive toward foster city. let's check in with steve. i wasn't expecting that black ice. >> well, we had the rain friday night and saturday morning. i think most of it is about gone though. i'm looking to see if my computer -- hold on. don't go anywhere. i don't think it loaded. >> you think the cold air got to it?
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>> yeah. >> froze up. that occasionally happens. >> isn't that a beautiful picture i painted for you? >> that is spectacular. it is cold out there. a lot of tweets coming in cold, cold. 30s and upper 20s. cold to chilly. cold on the lows. chilly on the high temps. clouds, sun, and extended. a pattern change. i think we're going quiet here. there will still be systems coming in. you can see it splitting. when that happens you take a lot of energy away. it was 28 at santa rosa. now 30. disregard that 50 at livermore. it's about 32-59. 40s for some. a lot of 30s. san rafael 33. five below up in tahoe. 28 ukiah. 28 up in middletown. now there is a little bit of rain activity. could develop up toward the north coast.
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when the systems split it takes a lot of the energy out. this is heading right there. already heading forward southern california. we get a lot of cloud cover out of it. clouds sliding south. cold to chilly temps today. and highs upper 40s to screw up, very low 50s. sun and clouds. a cold, colds morning. chilly temps on the high temps as well. a little breeze for some. not too bad. 40s and low 50s. especially inland. warmest temps will be by the bay. if you are heading out tonight bundle up. partly cloudy or closer to the coast. it will be a chilly night. about the same on tuesday. quiet wednesday and thursday. there will if a system approaching toward the end of the week. i think it will fall apart. dave. we are live in san jose where a neighborhood is grief stricken after a fire tears through an apartment. we'll tell you how the residents are coping with the
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loss and without homes. how part bart is saying a special thank you to soldiers. unique way bart is giving back. >> i used to make fun of people that have babies on the side of the road. >> a state trooper delivers the baby on the side of a highway. why this story is so incredible.
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good mning. it's cold out there. very cold. lots of 20s and 30s. it will be mostly sunny and partly cloudy. welcome back. good morning, to you. here's a quick look at some of the top stories we are following for you at 6:45. pg&e crews in san francisco are fixing a broken natural gas line. this is on athens street. it burst into flames outside of a home where firefighter were already battling an early morning house fire. two people had to be treated for smoke inhalation. in washington congress has only until midnight tonight to reach a deal to avoid that fiscal cliff. as they missed the dead line income taxes will go up for all americans. and officials in san francisco advising all new years eve party goers use mass transit. 250,000 people are expected to be at san francisco's fire works show on the waterfront. bart by the way is running trains every 20 minutes. they will also be offering
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service until 3:00 a.m.. muni is offering free rides beginning at 8:00 p.m.. it is 6:46 in san jose. the investigation continues this morning into a fire that killed three people including a young child over the weekend. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose and tells us the fire also left many people without a home. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. i spoke to the red cross in the last hour. and they told me the electricity is still out here in a couple of the buildings and that is why they are helping house 47 adults and 26 children who were displaced by the fire. it started in that apartment that you see on the second story. it's all boarded up. because of all the damage inside. yesterday families came back to their apartments here on bridge port court to gather their belongings. it's been atriaing time for the residents here. they evacuated when a fire broke out at 11:00 on saturday night. their neighbors 56-year-old his
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wife and four-year-old granddaughter died before firefighters could get to them. the little girl's mother is grief stricken and neighbors told us in spanish how they feel for her. >> this man says it's such a shame and loss for the family. police officer responded to the fire was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation but he has been released. arson investigators have been talking to witnesses and gathering evidence which is standard procedure when there is loss of life and damage in a fire. so far there is no cause for this fire just yet. reporting live from san jose janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. it is 6:48. starting tomorrow bart will begin giving preference to veterans when it comes to hiring.
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and receive a passing score in the first phase of the hiring proguess -- hiring process. an illinois state trooper and his wife had quite a scare on the side of the highway. the state trooper had to deliver his own baby daughter. >> i told him there is a foot hanging out and he didn't believe me. and i reached and there was toes i said there is toes. >> how about that. there is a baby. this is macy carolyn martinez. born on the side of the highway while the couple was racing to the hospital. the father chad pulled off the side of interstate 88 and little macy was born in a couple minutes. however this 7-pound two ounce baby was not an easy birth. >> the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. so at that point immediately training kicked in.
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>> chad laid her down on the shoulder of the highway. cleared her airway until that beautiful baby was breathing again. an ambulance took the family to the hospital. the mother megan and baby macy we're told are doing just fine. it is 6:49. very cool story. let's check in with tara in for sal. apparently there is an injury accident in orinda. >> that is right. chopper 2 is on the way. this is a roll over crash due to that black ice. it happened near the san pablo reservoir. we understand met that slack helicopter is on the way. up next a look at the bay bridge span. you can see traffic moving there nicely into san francisco. and in the other direction toward oakland. 6:50 let's check in with steve. thank you tara. a very good morning. cold out there. very cold. few upper 20s. a are the of -- a lot of 30s and a slight breeze. some of the warmest temps are
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near the coast and in the city. presidio 39. cold out there. maybe local frost. air mass very dry. fog is having a hard time forming. mostly clear in the morning. partly cloudy this afternoon. chilly temps again. disregard the 50 at livermore. santa rosa 30. 35 redwood city. 33 san jose. 31 concord. 32 fairfield. windchill at 26 at fairfield. windchill up in tahoe is 18 below. minus five with a south wind at 6 miles an hour. there is cold readings. systems approaching again but it's doing the same thing the last few systems are doing and it's splitting. this one looks like it will split offshore. there could be light rain to the far north. the majority of this going down toward southern california. we'll get clouds out of it. we'll see our cloud and rain forecast. all the presips stays well to
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the north or falls apart and goes south. in fact, they will continue to go south. i think we're going into a quieter pattern here for the first couple weeks of january. sun and then clouds coming in. upper 40s or very, very 50s. it will be a tough day to get very warm here. so the days still continue to be rather short. they are getting a little bit a minute or two longer. mostly sunny here as we go into tuesday. the hobbit continues to dominate movie theaters. >> my name is bill bow baggens. >> the fantasy story took in nearly $33 million this weekend and maintained its top spot for the third week in a row. django unchained came in second. the musical les miserables came
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in second. where you can watch the rose bowl tomorrow with a lot of stanford fans.
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6:55. now a list of words that want to ban in the new year. the list is compiled by
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michigan lake superior. top of the list fiscal cliff. followed by spoil earlier, bucket list and yolo which stands for you only live once. it's used on twitter especially by teenagers. one person wrote it's an excuse to do really stupid things. a lot of bay area sports fans are eagerly waiting for tomorrow's rose bowl game between the cardinals and the university of wisconsin. the cardinals made it to the rose bowl when they clinched the pac 12 conference title. the last time they were in the rose bowl the year 2000 when they played wisconsin back then. stanford lost to the badgers 17- 9 but stanford is favored to win tomorrow's game by at least a touchdown. the game will feature two of college footballs best running backs. cardinal fans that didn't get a ticket can watch with other stanford backers at several
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viewing parties. in palo alto fans are gathering at the patio in nap pa. they are going to come pad rays rio grill. there are two parties in san francisco in the mission at cervecevia. and at the marina at the republic. good places to go. >> yes. and have a good time. not such a good time on the roads. we're having problems. tara is saying with black ice. that can happen any time the temperatures is below 36 degrees. >> yes. there is still slick areas in the north bay in orinda. right now we will look at the bay bridge toll plaza we have no delays into san francisco at this hour. and 880 near the oakland coliseum same story. no problems to report. let's take a look at the maps. we'll show you that accident here at the san pablo
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reservoir. medevac is on the way. very icy conditions up there. let's go to steve. thank you tara. a very cold morning. we'll start off mostly sunny and this afternoon we will get partly cloudy. it looks like it's all rain wise heading south or north of us. 40s on the highs or very low 50s. time now 6:57. coming up on mornings on 2over night news in san francisco a fire and gas line rupture causing big problems in one neighborhood. the video you will only see on 2. also the clock is ticking toward tonight's fiscal cliff deadline. what will happen to you if there is no deal in d.c.. stay with us.